First, let me say that I am NOT a Jersey Shore guy, nor do I have any real desire to go to the shore. I have now lived in NJ for almost five years and proudly have yet to take a trip to the shore. I’ve been to AC (Atlantic City) many times, but that’s not the true ‘shore’, which is more like Monmouth and Ocean County. A lot of people absolutely love the Summer’s there, which is really great and I can understand that. But the shore, particularly the beach, just isn’t for me. It’s probably my pasty white skin and my rapid tendency to get sunburn.
With that being said, there is a ballpark near the shore and that sits in Lakewood. FirstEnergy Stadium is home to the very successful BlueClaws. We are going to be heading down to see a game the weekend of the 18th/19th and likely will take in some of the sights and sounds of the shore. Probably hanging around the Point Pleasant area, which reading up in NJ Magazine, does seem like a great town and place to spend an afternoon. The plan was originally to do this and head to a Sunday 5 PM game. However, I’m going to be heading down to AC for a work conference on Sunday. Now, this would have been absolutely perfect…if I wasn’t traveling with somebody. That would have been an amazing aligning of the stars. It’s about 90% certain I will be traveling with someone, if not, I will hit up the ballpark and game on the way down.
Otherwise, it’s going to be a little bit of driving as, it looks we are planning to go on Saturday and then head home and I’ll add an hour to the same drive the next day. First place Lakewood takes on the Lexington Legends at 7:05 PM. Looking forward to visiting this ballpark and the area!